|Wayne has been teaching in Atlanta since 1986. He has more than 15 years in Pro-Am competition, teaching individual, couples, and group instruction.|
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|Tanya started Ballroom and Latin Dance over 16 years ago in Las Vegas. Since moving to Atlanta 13 years ago, she has enjoyed being a fulltime instructor. Tanya currently teaches both social and competitive dance in the full range of styles and does choreography for shows, weddings and special events. She dances competitively with her students as well as professionally. She is a member of the National Dance Council of America and is certified with Dance Vision International Dance Association and Fred Astaire Dance Studios.|
|Vonnie Marie is a professional instructor and DJ. She has been dancing since the age of six; tap, ballet and jazz. As a dance enthusiast with a desire to expand her professional knowledge, Vonnie directed her talent to the Fred Astaire Dance studio’s instructors’ program, where she studied and later began teaching and competing with other top competing professional instructors. Over the past 26 years, Vonnie has had coaching with top coaches and she has won championships in many Regional and National Competitions.|
|Cindy began her dance career with Arthur Murray Studios in Ft. Worth and Atlanta. She has been teaching and competing in ballroom, Latin, swing and country western dancing for over 15 years. She also fills a variety of official positions in local and regional competitions and is the MC/DJ at our monthly dance.|
|Josh Jones||404-433-5221||Josh Dance|
|Josh Jones has been privately trained and mentored by numerous world class coaches, and currently competes professionally in the open International Standard division. Josh is registered with the National Dance Council of America (NDCA) as a certified dance teacher. He holds Highly Commended Licentiate and Associate degrees in International (Standard) Ballroom, as well as a Highly Commended Associate degree in American Smooth Ballroom, with the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD).|
|Shannon has been teaching ballroom since she was 19, she has competed in American Rhythm and Smooth professionally all over the U.S. Her favorite dances are East Coast and West Coast Swing. When she's not dancing, she enjoys singing and playing guitar.|
|Pat has over twenty years experience teaching ballroom, Latin and swing dancing. She began her dance career at Arthur Murray Studios in Atlanta and Philadelphia. She has won several Top Teacher awards in various competitions, with her students achieving Top Student awards in Bronze, Silver and Gold levels. She is former president of the Atlanta Swing Dancers Club. She teaches private lessons and group classes at local dance studios.|
|Joe LoCurto||404-636-7433||Locurtos Ballroom|
|Joe LoCurto began his dancing career in Pennsylvania with the Arthur Murray Dance Studios and soon discovered that there was an opportunity to bring his love of dancing to the Atlanta area. In 1977 he founded LoCurto’s Ballroom Studio. His love and his vision in dance has inspired many of his students to compete and to win in competitions. Joe has put on numerous dance exhibitions for clubs, religious groups and private affairs. He continues to strive and achieve excellence in all aspects of the dance community.|
|Jorge Morales||404-285-0106||Dance Atlanta International|
Jorge Morales, founder of Dance Atlanta International, has taught dance in Atlanta for over 20 years and specializes in teaching American Rhythm and Smooth and International Latin. He is a vibrant and energetic professional competitor, performer and trainer who's been enhancing the dance scene in Atlanta and all accross America since 1992. Originally from Puerto Rico, Jorge comes from a family that has been involved with music and dance for several generations.
Growing up he was frequently seen on stage as a guitarist and percussionist where his love for music took its roots. It is there that his passion for ballroom dancing exploded. As an instructor and competitor, Jorge has guided dance students of all backgrounds up to the highest levels of ballroom dance competitions, stage and social dance floors around the country.
|Jeanne began her dance career as an amateur ballroom dancer over 15 years ago. She competed Pro-Am at the Bronze, Silver, and Gold levels where she achieved Top Student recognition. Since turning Pro in 2002, Jeanne has been teaching social and competitive dance in Ballroom, Latin, and Swing. She also competes professionally with select students in the American Smooth and American Rhythm levels. Jeanne enthusiastically shares her passion and love for ballroom dance with her students.|
|Joey has been teaching ballroom dancing and competing with his students since 1989. His early interest in jazz led him to train and perform with the Augusta Ballet. Currently Joey is producing a series of ballroom dancing instructional videos.|
The Atlanta Ballroom Dance Club hires local dance instructors to teach our Monday night weekly lessons and the beginner lesson before each of our monthly dances.